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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1916.
Personal Gossip : Society Notes : Woman's Work ,: Household Topics
By MELLIFICIA September 22.
When the guests at the monster
harvest home dinner at Happy Hol
low club last evening had been peace
fully seated at their respective tables
they heard a ripple of laughter ris
ing in the innermost dining room, a
ripple which spread and grew into a
great wave. Such a craning of necks
and murmur of questions as resulted I
Soon the parties in the farthermost
corners of the dining porches were
rewarded by a quaint and curious
sight. Strolling through the company
came some of our best citizens, but,
oh, in such an unfamiliar garb.
There were Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Sherman, bowing and courtesying to
the company. Mr. Sherman appeared
in the costume of a gentleman farmer
with chin wriskers and straw hat,
red bandana and a that and a thi.t
Mrs. Sherman, wore corkscrew curls
peeping out from under the back of
her mother's wedding bonnet, which
is 50 years old this month. Around
her shoulders was an old-fashioned In
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Hamilton at
tracted great attention. Mrs. Ham-
ilyton wore 4 brown dress which was
40 or SO years old and which had been
her mother's, quantities of queer old
jewelry and the most outrageous
shawl.' It was a gorgeous affair of
red and black checks which was really
quite awful. Someone said, "Mrs.
Hamilton, you bear a striking resem
blance to Queen Victoria." "Although
Queen Victoria was a very admirable
woman, Mrs. Hamilton replied.
have heard that she had nothing to
boast of in the way of looks.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Kimberly were
among the party, Mr. Kimberly
dressed in a linen duster, a big straw
hat and gray chin whiskers which, by
the way, proved very popular with all
the gentlemen of the croup. Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Gilmore were also "gen
tlemen tarmers. Mrs. onmor wore
the demurest blue gingham bonnet
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Purkee, who
were the originator! of the no el idea,
appeared in elaborate costume. In
strolled Mr, Durkee with nonchalant
air dressed as a woodsman with high
leather boots, heavy brown coat, soft
slouch hat and dark shirt. Mrs. Dur
kee minced along, as any proper old
fashioned person should, in a little
aid-style bonnet, a white satin waist
ind a full flowered skirt. I believe
she was also guilty of mits and a big
The party was seated at one big
table and included also Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. t'ickens, Mr. and Mrs. F. 0
Wead. Mr. and Mrs. CM. Wilhelm
ind Mr. and Mrs. R. Beecher Howell.
Box Party it Bovd's.
. Invitations have been received by
the maids of honor ot the Ak-Sar-
Ben queen for a box party at Boyd's
:heater Monday evening as the
guests of Miss Nancy Boyer, who
appears in her new play, "The Little
Lady From Lonesome Town." Miss
Boyer was queen of the Mardi Gras
in New Orleans several years ago
tnd is looking forward to playing in
Omaha during the Ak-Sar-ben cele
bration. She is a Vassar graduate
and a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ar
thur Boyer of Philadelphia. Several
luncheons are being planned in her
lonor, i ,.
Reception for New Student!.
The Bellevue college social season
opens this evening with the new stu
dents' reception to be held in the new
gymnasium. This function is one of
Bellevue'i traditions, and no trouble
has been spared to make this occa
sion one long to be remembered bv
the students who will thus get their
first impression of Bellevue social
President and Mrs. Kerr will head
the receiving line, which will be com-
ti posea oi prominent memDers ot tne
d faculty, alumm and student bodv.
The "gym", . will be elaborately
decorated,, the school colors, purple
B ana gold, predominating. A special
ii ly arranged program of, music will be
pt given. ' ,
ine committees navinsr tne attair in
hand are: Entertainment, Miss Mar
guerite Diddock; refreshments. Miss
Lhapman Kummsey; . decorations,
Miss Ruth Stokes.
Pearl Wedding Anniversary. '
Mr. and Mrs. Frits Stacker, will
wt :elebrate their "pearl", wedding an
2S uiversary at their home next Monday
j evening. .
' They were married Wednesday,
H September 25; 1866, thirty years ago,
tfc in the Douglas county court house
pi by County Judge- McCulloch, and
s lave lived in Omaha ever since. They
d have lived at their present address
ti 'or a quarter of a century,
oj Among those who will be present
aj at the celebration will be twenty-two
a xierids of Mr. and Mrs. Stacker who
Ii) were here at the time of their mar
th ': - . - . ' :
Id For Mrs. Nalibow. .
ti Mr. and Mrs. S. Spiegal entertained
nt it their home Thursday evening for
fa Mrs. Robert Nalibow of San Fran-
u Cisco, who is visiting in the city. The
ivening was spent m dancing. Those
present were: ,
te Meaare. and afeadame
D L. H. Stern. . Jo Scleral,
Jj Harry Bpleaal, Bant Oraenberf,
q Meyer Coraiv : V. Baa Talpnar.
I X Uentla,
j lira Robert Nallbon. i "
J Mr. Charley Bplenl..
Mj Sather Spkfal. ' Koala Oenlle. " . '
j U the Country Club.
ci Miss Sarah Padden, who ii at the
- ol Orpheura this week, played golf at
j the Country club this morning with
'.! Misi Daphne Peten, Edward Creigh
i . ton and Will Hoar, the club profes-
Sj sionaL Ray Low, another member of
; 1 p the party, was unable to be present.
I' W The golf match was followed by
't M '.unchcon.
'(Wit the Seymour Lake Country Club.
' gi Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Forster and
: Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Overmire will
! H entertain .hirty guests at dinner at
the club this evening, preceding the
" patriotic costume ball. Dr. and Mrs.
. ' R. E. Schindel will have six guests.
g Mrs. J. W, Woodrough entertained
a party of twelve at luncheon Thurs
day. Miss Mabel Melcher had six
guests and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Sun
Mrs. J. F. Dimick entertained the
Comus club at her home Thursday
afternoon. Guests of the club were
Mrs. T. A. Truelson of Stanton, la.,
and Mrs. W. S. Rowe. Prize winners
were Mesdames T. A. Truelson, J.
W. Hood, f. I Lyman, P. 0. Din
ning and J. F Dimick. The club will
not meet during Ak-Sar-Ben, so that
the next meeting will be in four weeks
with Mrs. Charles Everson.
For Mrs. Walker.
Mrs. Harry Weller and Mrs. C. F.
Weller entertained at luncheon at
Happy Hollow club yesterday for
Mrs. Bert W. Walker of Syracuse,
N. Y who leaves for her home next
Wednesday evening. Those present
CllftWd K. Weller,
It. W. Ilreckenrlde'e,
J. W. Towle,
Charlea A. Uoite.
R. W. Dlnnlns,
P. W. Clara.,
Charlea K. Welter.
E. u. llccllllon,
A. L. Oordon,
a. W. Wlekeraham,
Sort W. Walker of
Byracuee, N. Y.
J, W. Flaher,
For Miss Tierney..
Miss Ethel Tietney, who is to be
an October bride, is the guest of
honor at numerous affairs. Monday
afternoon the Tuesday Whist club,
of which she is a member, will give
a luncheon in her honor at the Carter
Lake club house. Miss Viola Mor
earty will entertain for her Tuesday
afternoon, and on Saturday she will
be honor guest at a party given by
Miss Helen Anderson. Yesterday
afternoon Miss Agnes Whalen enter
tained at cards for Miss Tierney.
Decorations were in sweetheart roses
and hearts. High score was won by
Miss Edith Miller. Those present
Pauline Orean, Viola Morearty,
Roae Whalen, Killth Miller,
Terra Tierney, May Whalen,
Klvlra ureen, Lvclla McCreary,
Silver Wedding Annlversay.
Mr. and Mrs. David Gross will cel
ebrate their silver wedding anniver
sary by a large family dinner Sun
day. Fontenelle Chapter Meets.
Fontenelle chapter, Order of the
Eastern Star, was entertained Thurs
day afternoon by Florence members
at the home of Mrs. J. H. Price. As
ters made a very charming decora
tion throughout the house. The pro
gram, arranged by the members from
Florence, included musical numbers
and readings by Mrs. F. H. Allis,
Mrs. J. H. Price, Mrs Gordon, Mrs.
J. B. Butter and Miss Vi Harrington.
Assisting the hostess were Mesdames
A. C. Griffin, R. A. Golding, E. E. Ga
brielson, J. Johnson, J. P. Comstock
and J. Weber. Twenty-five members
' Mr. and M;s. C. J. Baird have pur
chased the home -of Mr. and Mrs. E.
J. McVann and move in on Saturday.
The McVann family left Sunday eve
ning for Chicago, where they will
Mrs. George H. Palmer, with Jean
and Morse, returned Tuesday from
Dennis, Mass.," where they spent the
summer. . Morse Palmer will attend
school at St. Paul's this year, the
opening date having been put for
ward until October.
Mrs. .Arthur C. Smith, Miss Harriet
Smith and the children are expected
nome trotn tne east the tirst week in
At Happy Hollow Club.
Mr. and Mn. G. W. Hervev will
entertain twelve guests at dinner at
tne club Saturday evening. :
Anniversary Card Partv.
Mrs. D. E. Lovejoy entertained the
Rummy club'at luncheon at her home
ihursday atternoon in honor of her
nineteenth wedding anniversary. As
ters were used throughout the house.
A mound containing nineteen pink
roses tormea a centerpiece tor tne
table. ' On this occasion the Riimmy
club was reorganized.
Tea for Physicians' Wives.
Mrs. J. r. Lord entertained at 4
o'clock tea at her home today in
honor of the wives of visiting physi
cians and the twenty-five members of
inc assisting committee.
Tea for Belgian Fund. '
Mrs. Walter T. Page entertained at
tea this afternoon in the first of a
series of Ujjas for the Franco-Belgian
renet tuna, ine guests were:
SUiarlee Ut-orBO, E. 8. Weetbrook,
A. V. Klneler. Howard Kaldrldfe,
J. Da Form RIohardtF. W. Juriaon.
W. A. Fraaer, Jferbert wneeier.
8, 8. Caldwell, ,
Mleat-a ' atlaaea--
Martha Bharp. Ida Kharp.
Women's Hughes Campaign
Train is to .Stop in Omaha
Omaha and Lincoln are the two Ne
braska stops arranged in the itinerary
of the special Hughes campaign train
sent out by the women s co: mittee of
the National Hughes Alliance. The
campaign train will make a nation
wide sweep. '
Among the members of the national
train committee are women who have
taken a prominent part in the affairs
of the nation. Mrs. Arthur Capper of
Kansas, Mrs. George Sutherland of
Utah and Mrs. Gilford Pinchot of
Pennsylvania are some of the women
actively engaged in making the Train
campaign a success.
INN "TH "" '
Special Noonday Luneheon, 11 130 to t :S0
p. m., SSc. Spaclal Evening Dinner, 6. -SO
to 7:S0 p. m., 50c Sunday Table d'Hote
Dinner see. The only plaea in Omaha
where you ean (et food home cooked
meala aerved the way yon Ilka then.
Timely Fashion Hints
By LA RECONTEUSE.
The buttons do not make the trim
lines, hut they accentuate them. They
are ordinary bone tailor's buttons, the
smart sort just now on simple tail
ored suits like this one of dark blue
serge. The panel front and belt, em
phasizing a neat waistline, should
prove becoming to most figures.
Advice tb Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
The Bridal Tarty.
Pear Mine Fairfax: My brother will be
married soon. Can you kindly advlee mo aa
to Ihe people to be ejected for the bridal
party. 1 refer to brldeemalda, flower glrla,
maid of honor and beat man.
I have Juat found out that the eroom'a
eldeet elater should bo "maid of honor." I
would like to know any other eft rulea re
tarding the rret of the party. Alao whether
above la correct. M. S.
There are really no set rules con
cerning a wedding party. .Out of cour
tesy to the groom the bride fre
quently selects his sister as maid-of-honor,
provided she has none of her
own; but if the bride has a very inti
mate friend whom she .wishes to have
act in this capacity, there is no reason
why the groom and his family should r
iiw, us ouiuiitmijr gimiuua aim sen
sible to content themselves with hav
ing any daughters in their family as
bridemaids. The groom selects the
best man a brother or intimate
friend. He also chooses his own
usher, generally favoring one or two
cousins or brothers of the bride, if
she has any. And in the tame way
the bride shows him courtesy and
consideration when she is choosing
her attendants. Any children in the
family of either arc chosen as flower
girls or pages.
H 117 ii r n .
Shoes I I 1 llC
for men-for women U
The new color combina- K
tions so popular this sea- E3
son for women are here Pjl
for your approval. n
ILat ua show thaa to you. H
$35? to $12 1
PHOENIX I M r
To match all our shoes H I
By LA RECONTEUSE.
A bride of October may wear this
motor coat on her honeymoon trip.
The hall mark of fashion aristocracy
is evident in the smart flaring lines,
in the big collar of velvet and mole
skin and in the new cuff with pointed
flap turned the unusual way. The
coat is of mole-colored velours de
laine, matching the shade of the fur
Special Ice Cream
For the Coming .
should he to teach them
....... Bt ' r. t-wa. i-i i i i rr . nsuamr -
Folly of Marrying
By DOROTHY DIX.
My dear Marian: You write mc
that you are thinking of marying Dick.
You call him "Poor Dick," and you
admit that he is a dissipated ne'er-do-tvcll,
who has been nothing but a
sorrow and disgrace to his family and
who le'.s his poor old mother take
in boarders to support him.
You say that no one has ever un
derstood ' Poor Dick," and that ycu
feel perfectly sure that he only ncetis
your inKucncc to lift hiin up to the
higher li:c, where he wlV. never thirst
for a highball at::n, cr yearn to play
poher, or be tempted by t..: flutter oi
I another petticoat.
I Oh, Marian, iiariM, where is the
foo!-kilicr when a girl marries a man
! to reform him? Surely, there is no
other place on ertrth wlrerc thc-c is
j such need for the slayer ci s.-. eet !it-
i tie geese as when a pcr.t.e marten
! tackles the job ot makir-s a man out
i of a bunch of appetites, and laziness,
j and selfishness!
I It can't he done, my dear. Modern
surgery has accomplished much, but
it has never yet succeeded in putting
! a backbone into a creature as spineless
I as a fishing worm. In homely phrase,
' you can't make a silk purse at of a
sow's ear. When you marry you must
i take a man as he is not marry him
j for something you think you can make
There are no miracle workers in
! these days, my child. Still less is any
I wife a miracle worker. There is no
j conjure in the marriage ceremony that
changes a sot into a leader of the
Young Men's Temperance union, or
makes a lazy man industrious, or that
gives weakling strength to stand alone
So, betore you march to the altar
! look carefully at the man with whom
you are contemplating taking that
fatal journey, for he will he precisely
the same individual before and after
taking, with the same tastes, the same
character, the same desires. He will
not be metamorphosed into a fairy
prince, but just be the same old Tom,
Dick or Harry.
Before, however, ynu commit hari
kari and I would earnestly recom
mend to any girl thinking of marrying
a drunkard to take a dose of prussic
acid or rough-on-rats instead let me
beg of you not to marry any man
that you think of and speak of as
"Poor Dick" or "Poor John." That
phrase in itself is a confession otyour
recognition that he is a weakling, one
who must be protected, instead of be
ing the protector, one who is not able
to take his part among men, one who
must always be explained, apologized
for, excused for his shortcomings.
Believe me, my dear, that there is
SIS M a 1 aU V lit. I I II - II. ItT fa -WW HI
As the afternoon jjears on and time for dismissal approaches, a picture
starts upon the mind-screen of each of these healthy school children.
They see school dismissed and themselves hurrying to the cool, clean '
store across the street . where the smiling attendant, anticipating their
arrival, has already started to heap up dishes with pyramids of frargrant,
pure Ice Cream which they devour rapturously because it is, whole
some and good for them.
"For yourown sakes, dear children,"
the clerk says, "I assure you it is
. a... I Ml m m lULIW "
'7.1V ALP 2ThaC
A part oj the children's education
to eat goodies which are best Jor their "tummies" therefore
Man to Reform Him
no happiness for either party in such
a marriage. You cannot subvert the
order of nature and society with im
punity. When the woman has to be
the stalwart oak and the man becomes
the clinging vine, the spectacle is one
at which the very gods laugh. No
matter how much a woman loves a
man to begin with, nor how sorry she
is for him, when she sees him a pigmy
among men and realizes that he can
not fight their battles nor run their
race, she, too, comes to share in the
ivorld's contempt of him.
When the Creator made man of
j-.-ratt-r stature and stronger muscle
Mian he did woman, he meant us to
look up to our husbands and not down
upon them. That's the way we were
uDilt. my dear, and the plans and spe--ificttions
upon which a woman's
heirt was originally constructed have
,-.e ef licrn altered, 'i he only happy
homes are those in which you find the
v. lie trailing along after the husband , i
or walking hand in hand with him. '
You w ill never find either peace or
contentment where the wife leads the
way, and the husband holds on to her '
petticoat like a toddling child to its '
mother. I j
But you will say. vou do not exoect ! I
"Poor Dick" to be always "Poor ;
Dick." As soon as he has the benefit !
of your sustaining influence you ex-j
pect him to become "Successful Dick,"-'
"Great Dick," "Rich Dick." Look i
about you, child. You have seen many
women marry shHtless, drunken loaf-1
ers. How many of them have you
seen succeed in making these intd
prosperous and honored business or
professional men? ,
Not one. The men who run the
banks and big stores and manufac
tories; the men who are leading
lawyers and doctors, and editors and
preachers; the men who are elected to
high office were not weaklings made
by their wives. They were strong men
who carved out their own fortunes.
They do not owe their rise to any
woman's influence. They got there by
their own hustle and push.
There's just one job, my dear, that
every man has got to do for himself,
and that is to make his own character.
A woman may scallop it around the
edges and embroider a blue forget1
me-not in one corner, or she may wear
it into a frazzle in a spot or two, but
that's just about all she can do. It's as
far as her influence goes. She can
make her husband happy or miserable.
She can help him to success more
quickly or delay his getting there, but
she can't keep him down if he's a good
man, and she can't make him rise if
he's a poor one.
If a man won't refrain from drink
ing too much because of his own
self-respect he won't do it for any
wife. If he will not work and sup
port himself because he would rather
die than eat the bread of dependence
he will never toil to support a family.
If he has no sense of responsibility
just of himself, no woman can im
plant it in him any more than she
could graft on to him a voice like
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